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Grayson Perry: ‘There’s an awful lot of guff talked about art’

Artist Grayson Perry was commissioned to draw a series of pictures to illustrate his Reith Lectures on BBC Radio 4. Here he explains what they mean. If you missed his first Reith lecture you should take some time to listen, it is brilliant, interesting, funny and inciteful. As a prelude to his lecture series he produced this short video explaining that a lot of guff is talked about art

If you don’t know Grayson I would have to ask under which stone have you been living, he is now Britain’s most visible artist and an extraordinary person who doesn’t talk the usual art bs.

Earlier in the week I heard him on BBC Radio 4 Start the week, he said of art photography something like… art photography can be defined as needing to be at least 2m wide, priced in hundreds of thousands and in a limited edition of 5. I give you another look at Rhine2 the most expensive photograph ever sold, it is by Andreas Gursky

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